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    San Rafael Swell TR

    Had a great time and got to see a lot for a one-night trip. We left SLC at 8am on Saturday (I had to coach Football the previous night), but thanks to Summit42, he gave some great recommendations on a campsite in the North Temple Mountain wash (right up against the Reef) and a great hike to a GIANT cave just north of Wild Horse Creek (not to be confused with Little Wild Horse).

    After that, we did Goblin and then went back to the campsite to just run around on the Reef and eat some dinner.

    On Sunday we hiked Little Wild Horse and then stopped by Black Dragon on the way out.

    It was a nice trip because we brought my parents, who had never gone down there and never would have if we didn't invite them. They both fell in love with the area and were able to do ALL of the hikes. Keep in mind that my dad is 64 and my mom is almost 55, so they did pretty good, despite not being much of the hiking type.

    We also had my 7 year old son and two of my nephews, who had a blast and were running non-stop.

    My burried nephew

    Our campsite (my parents forgot their rain fly so they had to improvise)

    Our hike up to the Caves

    More hiking up to the caves

    The caves (almost there)

    Pools just below the caves

    The Caves

    Cave perspective (they're HUGE)

    My wife hiked up above them and looked down through the hole on top

    The fake petroglyphs my son thinks he discovered

    The wife and I

    Wild Horse Creek

    Wild Horse Creek (Somewhat narrows)

    Parents at Goblin

    Little Wild Horse

    Parents in Little Wild Horse

    Little Wild Horse (again)

    My son was very proud of the Lizard he caught

    The Lizard did not want to leave him

    No one has ever posed for this picture before

    Black Dragon Petroglyphs
    "I'm the dude, man, so that's what you call me"

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    Nice TR! I love little wild horse, even though it gets alot of traffic. We tried to take our kids to the Wild horse window but we did the hike in the middle of the summer in the middle of the day so they didn't make it all the way. We got close but they just couldn't go on. That makes me excited to try again next year. Thanks for posting.
    The man thong is wrong.

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    Been dar dun dat. Good times!

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